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Stretching: Is it really important?

“What sort of stretches or recovery do I need to be doing?” -Siobhan M. Stretching is an important part of any fitness routine and it is usually the first thing we skip when we are pressed for time. It is better to shorten your run a bit to make sure you have time to do […]

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Running and Bathroom Troubles

“What about bathroom troubles? A newbie’s worst nightmare at times!” – Roberta B.E. From the expert, Dezza C. It’s not just a newbie concern. I’ve been running for more than a decade now, and this is one of my nightmares! There I am in the middle of my run or a big race event and […]

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What Gear You Really Need to Start Running

“What do I really need to do this? Do I have to have a fancy watch? Special socks? Special clothes? Sounds expensive.” – Christa G.B. Advice from Coach Tracy Thelen: Yay! You signed up for your first race. Or you are looking to jump up in distance for a new challenge. Now comes the hard […]

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From the Inside out: 13er/5k/10k Nutrition Tip #1

“What do I need to know about nutrition when I’m training for my first running race?”  — Said every first-time runner before she started training! Answer by Nutritionist and Skirt Ambassador Donna Giovenco All runners need to understand that good nutrition should be an important part of training, as hydration, what to eat and when, […]

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Growing Outside Your Comfort Zone

There is great value in stepping outside your comfort zone.  As I’ve grown into adulthood (I will be 35 this year), stepping outside my comfort zone has become a common theme.  The amazing thing about it is that I feel like I grow as a person with each experience.  Below are three examples that I […]

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Introducing Skirt Swim – The Press Release 👙

For Immediate Release Skirt Sports Launches New Active Swim Collection for All Bodies Women’s apparel brand adds styles for women who crave coverage, comfort & cute Boulder, Colorado (February 22, 2019) — Innovative women’s athletic brand, Skirt Sports, is expanding from land to water. On February 26th, Skirt Sports will launch a four-piece Swim Collection […]

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How to Accept Your Body When You Can’t Accept Your Body

By Kat Wiranowski aka @trail_kat on Instagram There are moments, even days when I crumble in a panic about the state of my body.  I’m not going to lie, I’m deep in that panic as I write this and all I want to do is scream my frustration and loathing into the air in the hopes that […]

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The Reflective Vest

My dad made me wear it. It was neon orange and yellow with big reflective stripes on the front and back. It went over my head and attached on the sides with velcro. In the winter, I pulled it over my puffy Chicago Bears jacket and ran out the door in sweat pants and long […]